At Verrill we understand that financial services institutions, from banks to credit unions, fin-tech start-ups to more seasoned financial services providers, have a broad range of legal needs and they rely on law firms who understand these different services and are able to see the big picture in an increasingly complex regulatory and financial landscape.

Verrill's Financial Services Group is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of experienced attorneys who understand the needs of banks and other financial services institutions.

Commercial Lending

  • Representing lenders on commercial loans
  • Representing borrowers on commercial loans
  • Complex credit facilities
  • Commercial real estate lending
  • Loan forms review and advice

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representing acquirors
  • Representing targets
  • Change of control planning and defenses

Securities Regulation

  • Structuring exempt offerings of securities to raise capital
  • Investments in securities offered by third parties
  • Investment adviser regulation
  • Broker-dealer regulation
  • Related-party lending
  • Repurchase agreements

Bankruptcy and Insolvency and Enforcement

  • Borrower bankruptcies
  • Workouts
  • Secured party sales

General Corporate

  • Formation of holding companies and subsidiaries
  • Board duties and meetings; committee processes
  • Shareholder meetings


  • Hiring and firing employees
  • Wage and hour, fair labor, anti-discrimination, etc.
  • Internal investigations
  • Independent contractor issues

Employee Benefit Plans

  • 401(k) plans
  • Health insurance plans
  • Cafeteria plans

Intellectual Property

  • Software licenses
  • Software-as-a-service issues
  • Trademark and copyright registrations and infringement


  • Trustee process, tax liens, and orders to withhold and deliver
  • Lender liability claims
  • Planning to avoid litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation

Firm Highlights


Successful Representation of Insurer before U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Verrill successfully represented an insurer before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in an insurance coverage matter alleging that the insurer improperly denied a defense and indemnification to a landlord under...


Conducting Workplace Investigations

Join Verrill’s Erik Peters and Elizabeth Johnston on Wednesday, October 18, for Conducting Workplace Investigations. When and why should you open an investigation? Who is the best person to conduct it? Should you handle...


Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...


Retiree Medical Coverage: Just Get the COBRA Waiver

The interaction between employer-provided retiree medical coverage and COBRA [1] is complex. Many employers incorrectly assume they do not have to offer COBRA at retirement if they offer a retiree medical plan or a...


Five Recommended Practices for ERISA Retirement Plan Administrative Fiduciaries

Verrill’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group is often asked about “best practices” for benefit plan administration and whether we can provide any resources to help plan sponsors and fiduciaries improve compliance with the...


How AI Can Alter Skill Contests

AI could very well be today’s “Modern Prometheus” in the world of skill contests. Earlier this year, the AI-generated photograph “The Electrician” was a finalist in the World Photograph Organization’s Sony World Photograph Awards...


82 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2024, Including 10 Named Lawyers of the Year


Gratitude for Anya Endsley


Annual Update: The Legal Year in Review

More details coming soon!


Corporate Transparency Act regulations will go into effect soon and will affect almost all startup companies

On August 18, the Maine Venture Fund published an article by Verrill Partner Gregory Fryer, “Corporate Transparency Act regulations will go into effect soon and will affect almost all startup companies.” In the article...

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